Come Wander
Driving the Back Roads

It may seem like an oxymoron to see a brand new Mercedes-Benz E 400 Cabriolet winding down the remote and rugged countryside of Ontario’s Highlands, but for writer Christopher Korchin, the trip was all about the unexpected. From serene vistas featuring “staring cows and summer foliage”, to old logging and mining roads that were built with pride “and often a contempt for straight lines”, Christopher discovers why the Ottawa Valley and Lanark County have become a mecca for driving enthusiasts, or just anyone looking for a change of pace. Read his story about staying in a boutique hotel, buying fresh eggs, uncovering local stories and eating the best chips from a truck. You never know what you’ll happen upon on a road trip in this surprising region.

Stories

All Terrain, All the Time

Pack your saddle bags and press the throttle for an all terrain adventure like no other in Ontario’s Highlands.

Raging the Rapids

SUP Instructor Courtney Sinclair takes her passion to the whitewater with paddleboarding.

Hair-Raising Drives

Explore roads of Ontario with these drives that make you reach for your hairbrush.

Why To Choose the Back Roads

Writer Christopher Korchin takes a drive full of surprises on the long and winding roads of Ontario’s Highlands.

Roads Worth Riding

Time to take out your motorcycle and plan your next group ride along the hand-crafted roads of Ontario’s Highlands. Prepare to tighten your grip as you wind around vast lakes, to fill up on mouth-watering dishes, and to converse with some of the friendly locals.

Video: The Freedom Finder

I’m a Freedom Finder. I wander with speed! I seek out opportunities to make fresh tracks, blaze new trails, and get my adrenaline pumping.

Just Show Up

Hit the water and taken advantage of these easy canoeing opportunities in Ontario’s Highlands.

Recharge in the Snow

Disconnect from the everyday with a snowmobile trip through Ontario’s Highlands.

Winter Bucket List

Unique winter experiences in Ontario’s Highlands that will give you something to brag about.